Quantifying and assessing impacts of building processes in a triple bottom line appraoch

Finish Association of Civil Engineers RIL & VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
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World Sustainable Building Conference, 2011, pp. 554 - 563
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The paper is based on a research project undertaken by the University of Technology, Sydney in examining the integration of economic, social and environmental considerations throughout the building process of a development. The project comprises the first stage, a literature review and model development, followed by the second stage, model implementation through case studies. The paper presents the first stage of the research project in a literature review and model development. The paper reviews the current application of environmental building assessment tools and their impacts on the construction industry. The importance of building process in environmental assessment is also indicated. The paper also seeks to analyze building performance using a triple bottom line approach on a life cycle perspective. The major activities in the building process are identified and presented on how they influence sustainable performance. Finally the paper presents a model that combines economic, social and environmental assessments into a single indicator to aid decision making.
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